The last few weeks have been busy. Really busy. I have had a lot going on with work and with family. On the weekends, I have had both a mud race and a ragnar relay. Because I have been so busy and had long races on weekends, I haven’t been focused on meeting my daily goals. I havent been too concerned though either because I figured my weekends would make up for my week. On ragnar, for instance, I met the move goal by more than 300% and earned the 300 badge. I figured all of the weekend exercise would make up for what I missed here or there. I finally decided it was time to check in and get on the scale. I found out that I am up 2 lbs.
One time workouts don’t solve the problem of stressing or poor diet. Sure, they are better than nothing (don’t quote me on that-I’m not a doctor) but getting fit isn’t quick and easy. If I am serious about this, it is really about changing my lifestyle if I want to change my life. I can’t rely on exercising here or there to make my goals. Eating healthy on Monday doesn’t mean I can eat everything and anything the rest of the week. I need to focus on meeting my goals daily, weekly and monthly. I think daily work on a lifetime goal is hard. I am not seeing the benefit of my run instantly. I am not seeing amazing improvement everyday. If I do 100 situps right now and then rip off my shirt, I won’t magically find six pack abs. I don’t feel the instant gratification of change. Now, I do feel better after exercising. I do feel better when I eat healthy. Sometimes it is still hard for me to weigh the benefit of how I will feel after compared to how I feel now. I feel great after I finish a marathon, or a hard work out, etc. but during, I don’t want to do it all the time. I want to quit. I think its at those moments that I have to recommit to my goals and see it through.
I have been glad to have the watch with Apple’s daily reminder helps me recommit to live healthier everyday. I am even grateful for it as a reminder even when I don’t follow through. I am excited to jump back into this and keep working towards my goal. I like that Apple restarts its goals each week with a summary from last week to propel you into this week. It gives me an easy opportunity to recommit and continue working towards my goal.